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Sports Drink, Carbohydrate-Electrolyte Beverage

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  • Indication
  1. Strenuous Exercise for longer than 45 minutes
  • Precautions
  1. Ideal carbohydrate concentration: 5-7%
  2. Do not use as a standard non-Exercise beverage
    1. Too high calorie (350) for non-sports usage
  • Efficacy
  1. Increased performance and speed in endurance sports
    1. Welsh (2002) Med Sci Sports Exerc 34(4): 723-31 [PubMed]
  • Preparation
  • Homemade Recipe
  1. Unsweetened kool-aid, any flavor
  2. Sweetener
    1. Standard version: 8 tbs sugar (360 calories)
    2. Sugar-free version: 8 packets of Sugar Substitute
  3. 3/8 tsp Salt (110 mg Sodium)
  4. 1/8 tsp salt substitute (38 mg Potassium)
  5. 2 quarts of water